Driver loses control, kills 12-year-old girl in Lagos

Driver loses control, kills 12-year-old girl in Lagos

The police command in Lagos has confirmed that a 12-year-old girl, identified as Kope Mary, was knocked down by a vehicle whose driver allegedly lost control of the car.

On Wednesday, the command’s spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this to journalists.

Mr Hundeyin said the incident happened on Monday at 6:40 p.m., along junction by Mashalashi Street, in the Iwaya area.

He said the crash involved a Toyota Camry car with Reg. No. BDG 839 FS, driven by 43-year-old Kunle Ogungbeje, who alleged that he lost control while driving.

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“As a result, the pedestrian sustained a head injury, and while on the way to the hospital, she gave up. Traffic police officers visited the scene and took photographs while the victim has been deposited at Mainland General Hospital Mortuary, Yaba, for autopsy,” said the police officer.

Mr Hundeyin added, “Also, the vehicle that was involved in the accident was moved to the office of the VIO for inspection. Investigation is still in progress.”


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